The Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed news that the new Vauxhall Astra will be built in Ellesmere Port, creating and securing jobs at the plant and many more in supply firms.
Mr Cameron said:
This is excellent news for Ellesmere Port and for UK manufacturing.
Once again we have seen the success of the UK automotive industry and the crucial role it plays in growing and rebalancing our economy.
This has been a real team effort with the government, the company, unions and workers all focused on keeping production in the UK.
And the workforce at Ellesmere Port should take great pride in their skill, hard work and commitment which has proved vital to ensuring this great result today.
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